After several reports of injury and 32 deaths caused by drop-side cribs since 2000, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) has banned the sale of drop-side cribs in the United States. The agency also passed tough new crib safety regulations. Despite the ban on sales, however, some people in Metro Detroit are still offering drop-side cribs, according to a recent news report from WXYZ.
The CPSC regulations that ban drop-side crib sales don’t just affect stores and businesses, they also ban individual owners from selling these cribs. A quick search of the popular Internet classified ads site Craigslist, however, revealed over a dozen ads offering drop-side cribs for sale in Metro Detroit cities including Plymouth, Romeo, Royal Oak and Westland.
WXYZ notified the sellers who had posted the Craigslist ads that it was now illegal to sell the cribs, which surprised many of them. Most of the sellers were parents whose children had outgrown the drop-side cribs and did not realize it was now illegal to sell the cribs. Some parents were frustrated that the CPSC advised throwing away the cribs, which are often expensive, rather than selling or donating them.
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